State Parks for Beginners

Get Started

The great outdoors awaits you in Texas State Parks. Follow these steps to plan your trip.

Map of State Parks Step 1

Choose a Park

Search our parks map to choose from over 80 parks, natural areas, historic sites and visitor centers. Filter by activities and amenities to find the perfect park for you, your family or your group.

Couple planning route on map Step 2

Plan Your Visit

Each park provides information to help you plan your visit including entry fees, things to do, and overnight accommodations. Find upcoming events on our park events calendar.

Reservations system on monitor and phone Step 3

Make Your Reservation

Reserve online or by phone. Each park provides its own entrance fee information. Learn more about day passes or explore the benefits of park passes.

Official Guide & Social Media

Keep park info handy with our free Official State Park Guide mobile app or printed booklet.

Texas State Parks Guide Mobile App

Texas State Parks Guide app on two devices

Plan your trip to a state park and bring the guide along. Most content is available without an internet connection.

Apple App Store Google Play

Texas State Parks Guide Booklet

Texas State Parks Guide Booklet

This full-color, digest-sized, free publication provides maps, amenities, activities and visitor program information. Download the guide as a PDF or find at state park near you.